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NPD: Industry Saw Decline in 2010; Black Ops Topped All Games with 'More Than 12 Million' Units Sold

By Xav de Matos, Jan 14, 2011 2:00pm PST

Although some companies achieved sales milestones in 2010, including Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops and Microsoft's Xbox 360 console, sales...

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December NPD: Black Ops On Top, Xbox 360 Hardware Achieves 'Best Month Ever'

By Xav de Matos, Jan 14, 2011 8:00am PST

Market research firm NPD Group's numberless retail-only data for the month of December has been released, showing that Activision's Call of Duty:...

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"As a matter of fact, yes. Sims was pretty bad, but it sure as hell had fun and innovative ..."

- Draco3k see all 9 comments

November NPD: Black Ops Sells 8.4 million; DS and Xbox 360 Lead the Hardware Charge

By Xav de Matos, Dec 09, 2010 6:30pm PST

While November is usually a month for strong hardware and software sales--thanks in part to Black Friday and the upcoming holiday season--this past...

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"i wish they had sold 8,399,999 and i had my money back..... still can't play the fucking game."

- megreedy see all 22 comments

October NPD: DS Jumps Ahead, Xbox 360 Sells 325K, Fallout: New Vegas and Fable 3 Debut Strong

By Xav de Matos, Nov 16, 2010 5:30pm PST

While we can't have fun with the numbers the same way we used to, the NPD Group has released the October NPD listing in its new, 'slimmer' form....

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"Yes, cause for alarm: its userbase is roughly that of the PS3 and 360 *combined* and at a pace ..."

- ECMIM see all 10 comments

Anita Frazier Details NPD Changes; New Report to Outline Digital, Used and Mobile Spending

By Xav de Matos, Oct 21, 2010 12:40pm PDT

Although the NPD Group gave somewhat of an explanation for its decision to redact its monthly sales data for public consumption, analyst Anita...

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"That and "We want to force more people to pay NPD for the full report!""

- the archvile see all 2 comments

NPD: $2.6-$2.9 Billion Spent on Used and Digital Games, Content in First Half of 2010

By Brian Leahy, Oct 15, 2010 4:00pm PDT

The NPD Group will be releasing its Games Industry: Total Consumer Spend report shortly, which details the $3.7 billion spent on retail games in...

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"In other news, over 2 billion dollars was spent on apple pie, exotic prostitutes, and gaming ..."

- Pixelbeast see all 2 comments

September NPD: Halo Reach Reigns; PlayStation Move, Metroid: Other M and Dead Rising 2 Debut Strong

By Xav de Matos, Oct 14, 2010 4:15pm PDT

Although they will no longer provide any of those pesky "numbers" we all like so much, the NPD Group has released its report for the month of...

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"Yeah, most fun I've had in ages. I really wish they'd port DR1 to PC, modding DR2 is just so ..."

- PlayfulPuppy see all 12 comments

Microsoft: Xbox 360 Top Selling Console for Fourth Month in a Row

By Xav de Matos, Oct 14, 2010 3:45pm PDT

With the NPD Group recently deciding to ditch public reporting of monthly hardware and software unit sales figures, we're expecting way more...

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"Ill admit ive been spending a hell of a lot more time with my 360 now that Reach is out, Kinect ..."

- towlpanda see all 13 comments

August NPD: Xbox 360 and Football from EA Top Charts for Second Straight Month

By Brian Leahy, Sep 09, 2010 5:51pm PDT

Last month, the Xbox 360 sold more hardware than any other system for the first time since 2007. Microsoft managed to pull it off again posting a...

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July NPD: Xbox 360 Leads all Platforms for First Time Since Sept. '07, NCAA Football Tops Consoles

By Xav de Matos, Aug 12, 2010 4:30pm PDT

The NPD Group have released sales date for the month of July, revealing the Xbox 360 has taken over the top spot versus all video game platforms....

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"I think everyone expected a bump from the slim. It happened with the PS3 too. Keep in mind the ..."

- Mansmells see all 6 comments

Report: 48% of PC Games Bought in 2009 Were Digital Downloads

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 21, 2010 8:00am PDT

[Update - 10:20] We've removed a misunderstanding from our reading of the report. Digital distribution accounted for 48% of PC games sold in the...

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"I like this idea. I'm a big fan of Steam, but I'd love to see someone else take a crack at ..."

- PlayfulPuppy see all 84 comments

June NPD: Red Dead Maintains Top Spot, Xbox 360 takes Second Place from Nintendo Wii

By Xav de Matos, Jul 15, 2010 3:50pm PDT

NPD group has revealed the sales data for June 2010 and Red Dead Redemption continues to own the top of the charts. Claiming first on the Xbox 360...

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"I bet the 360 sales would have been even higher if they were able to ship more units. I had to ..."

- Gwyndion see all 16 comments

May NPD: Red Dead Redeems Lagging Month, Mario Nabs Third

By Xav de Matos, Jul 01, 2010 5:30pm PDT

NPD group has revealed the sales data for May 2010 and, unsurprisingly, Red Dead: Redemption leads the sales posse. Selling a combined 1.5 million...

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"Y'know what'd be awesome? If somehow they ported BF 2142 to the Frostbite engine and balanced ..."

- Flakmanz see all 45 comments

Microsoft Touts Halo 3 Sales Dominance Over Combined PS3 Exclusive Sales, Sony Shrugs

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 10, 2010 1:40pm PDT

Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg officially threw a gauntlet at Sony's feet with a tweet asserting that Halo 3 has officially outsold six PlayStation 3...

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""Publishers are not fiscally stupid (generally) and go where the money is." So why would ..."

- jryi see all 122 comments

NPD Group Releases 'Extreme Gamer' Statistics, Details Digital Distribution Growth

By Jeff Mattas, May 27, 2010 7:00pm PDT

The NPD Group has released some new market research survey results related to American gaming habits, including so-called "Extreme Gamers," a...

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"The only people making 48 hours a week are the unemployed and the never-been-employed."

- comiekazie see all 22 comments